Integrated conceptual ecosystem model development for the Florida Keys/Dry Tortugas coastal marine ecosystem : MARine Estuarine goal Setting (MARES) for South Florida
Corporate Authors:Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory ; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (U.S.) ;
Keywords:Coastal Zone Management
Marine Resources Conservation
Coastal Zone Management/Florida/Dry Tortugas
Coastal Zone Management/Florida/Florida Keys
Coastal Zone Management/Government Policy/United States
Marine Resources Conservation/Florida/Dry Tortugas
Marine Resources Conservation/Florida/Florida Keys
Marine Resources Conservation/Government Policy/United States
Series:NOAA technical memorandum OAR AOML 101
NOAA technical memorandum NOS NCCOS ; 161
Description:Appendices include: Water column / Christopher R. Keble, NOAA, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory; Joseph N. Boyer, Center for the Environment/Plymouth State University; Gary L. Hitchcock, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science; Peter B. Ortner, University of Miami, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies; William K. Nuttle, Eco-Hydrology -- Fish and shellfish / Jerald S. Ault, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science -- Benthic habitat : coral and hardbottom / Diego Lirman, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science -- Benthic habitat : seagrasses / James Fourqurean, Florida International University -- Benthic habitat : mangroves / Jerome J. Lorenz, Tavernier Science Center, Audubon of Florida.
"The overall goal of the MARine and Estuarine goal Setting (MARES) project for South Florida is 'to reach a science-based consensus about the defining characteristics and fundamental regulating processes of a South Florida coastal marine ecosystem that is both sustainable and capable of providing the diverse ecosystem services upon which our society depends.' Through participation in a systematic process of reaching such a consensus, science can contribute more directly and effectively to the critical decisions being made by both policy makers and by natural resource and environmental management agencies. The document that follows briefly describes the MARES project and this systematic process. It then describes in considerable detail the resulting output from the first two steps in the process, the development of conceptual diagrams and an Integrated Conceptual Ecosystem Model (ICEM) for the first subregion to be addressed by MARES, the Florida Keys/Dry Tortugas (FK/DT). What follows with regard to the FK/DT is the input received from more than 60 scientists, agency resource managers, and representatives of environmental organizations beginning with a workshop held December 9-10, 2009 at Florida International University in Miami, Florida"--Abstract.
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